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Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report

Gamers May Actually Prefer Freemium, Shows Report

By Sean Patterson March 27, 2014

For the past few years a new pricing model has begun creeping into the games industry. Beginning on mobile devices, the so-called “freemium” model gives players a taste of a game for free while plastering the title with ads or …

The Mobile Game Bubble is Still Growing The Mobile Game Bubble is Still Growing

With the rise in smartphone and tablet sales, suddenly millions of consumers who would never touch a video game console have found out that games are fun. This has led to a rapid increase in mobile game sales as new …

Turn-Based ‘Hitman’ Mobile Game Announced Turn-Based ‘Hitman’ Mobile Game Announced

2012′s Hitman: Absolution was relatively well-received by critics, yet still didn’t live up to Square Enix’s sales expectations. Especially considering the huge marketing push the publisher made for the game. Now Square Enix is giving Hitman the same treatment so …

‘Angry Birds Stella’ to Focus on the Pink Bird ‘Angry Birds Stella’ to Focus on the Pink Bird

Rovio, the developer behind the popular Angry Birds series of games, today announced a new spinoff of the Angry Birds series. Titled Angry Birds Stella, the new series will revolve around the pink bird (named Stella) and her avian friends. …

Mobile Gambling Hit $10 Billion Last Year Mobile Gambling Hit $10 Billion Last Year

As more video game publishers focus on the large smartphone and tablet install base, monetization schemes on mobile platforms has begun to evolve grow. Microtransactions are now normal for new mobile game releases, encouraging players to pay small amounts of …

Tablet Gaming Linked to Motion Sickness Tablet Gaming Linked to Motion Sickness

Tablet and smartphone gaming has become a billion-dollar industry in just a few short years. With the massive install base these devices represent, game publishers are now targeting mobile users with a wide variety of monetization schemes. The only problem …

Mobile, Online Games To Make Up Majority Of Market Mobile, Online Games To Make Up Majority Of Market

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Mobile gaming is huge. The ability to play games whenever you want on a device that’s always on your person has attracted millions of people to a market that was at one time propped up solely by consoles and PCs. …

‘Final Fantasy VI’ Out Now For Android ‘Final Fantasy VI’ Out Now For Android

For the past two years now, Square Enix has been trading on its storied past, releasing classic Final Fantasy games on mobile platforms. The publisher this week finally reached Final Fantasy VI, which can now be bought for $16 through …

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" Gets a New Trailer 'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" Gets a New Trailer

It’s been nearly a decade since Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was released for PlayStation 2, but Rockstar Games today is highlighting the game in a brand new trailer. The video comes just as San Andreas is now available for …

‘Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed’ Out For iOS

It’s only been a few weeks since Rovio released its Angry Birds Go! kart racing game, and now Sega is jumping into the mobile racing genre with the release of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for iOS. The game is …

'Angry Birds Star Wars' Gets New Levels

Angry Birds Star War II was released just weeks ago and already developer Rovio has shifted its focus to its new downhill kart racing game, Angry Birds Go!. That doesn’t mean, however, that old Angry Birds titles have been abandoned. …

'Angry Birds Star Wars 2' Gets Naboo Update

Angry Birds Go! hit mobile platforms this week, taking the Angry Birds franchise in an entirely new direction with its downhill kart racing mechanics. While the new game has been the focus of Rovio marketing for weeks now, the Angry …

‘Angry Birds Go!’ Characters Still Being Teased

Angry Birds Go! was released yesterday and fans are already flinging their upgraded karts downhill. For some reason, though, Rovio, the developer of the Angry Birds series, is still teasing the characters from the game. During the past week the …

‘Angry Birds Go!’ Out Today For Mobile

After months of teasing Angry Birds developer Rovio has released the latest game in the Angry Birds series. Angry Birds Go! is out today for all modern smartphone platforms including iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8, and BlackBerry 10. The game …

Mobile Media Revenue to Hit $75B in Four Years Mobile Media Revenue to Hit $75B in Four Years

As tablets begin to permeate western culture, mobile app revenue is set to continue growing, even as the market for smartphone apps begins to slow. The industry will no doubt also become better at separating consumers from their money via …

New 'Angry Birds Go!' Trailer Teases Moustache Pig

With just two days left until the release of Angry Birds Go!, Rovio is teasing even more racers and karts for their upcoming spinoff. The game is a downhill racer in which players will compete against well-known Angry Birds characters …

Mobile Gambling Industry to Thrive in Coming Years Mobile Gambling Industry to Thrive in Coming Years

Mobile marketplaces such as Google Play and Apple’s App Store are now filled with millions of apps, many of which are free but require players to pay small fees to enhance their experience. Though such a business model is new …